Fans’ View

Fans’ View: Life, the Unionverse and everything
Fans' View

Fans’ View: Life, the Unionverse and everything

One Philadelphia fan’s 2012 followed the Union down the tubes. But much like his team, his own prospects are looking up. It wasn’t the metaphor he expected out of life.

The mood is different around PPL Park than it was a year ago. (Photo: Mike Long)
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Fans View: Go for the win every time

One fan makes his case that teams should always go for the win, rather than the draw.

Fans’ view: The soccer dad’s communication breakthrough
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Fans’ view: The soccer dad’s communication breakthrough

New Fans’ View writer John Ling explains how a shared love of soccer and Philadelphia Union helps him connect with his 12-year-old daughter.

Fan’s View: A new hope?
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Fan’s View: A new hope?

One Philadelphia Union fan writes about the double-edged sword that is hope.

Fans’ View: I don’t want a trophy for “Participation”
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Fans’ View: I don’t want a trophy for “Participation”

I don’t want to be an Everton, Fulham, or Stoke City. I hope 6th place and finishing above NYRB never feels like it warrants a trophy.

Fans’ View: Superstition and the U
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Fans’ View: Superstition and the U

Tim Carr wants that winning feeling back for the Union and he’s willing to try just about anything to do his part.

What if we throw a party and nobody comes?
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What if we throw a party and nobody comes?

The winter of our discontent is over. The sun is shining over Chester and it’s time to warm to the team again. It is time that all fans great and small fill the stadium again. It is time we made this a glorious summer.

Fans’ View: News at 11 is that you peaked at 18
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Fans’ View: News at 11 is that you peaked at 18

The middle ground that exists between burning out and fading away…It exists. if only Freddy would take it.

Fans’ view: Real life doesn’t come with Ctrl+Z
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Fans’ view: Real life doesn’t come with Ctrl+Z

If the team can’t outshine chicken, can they really expect to outshine the real competition?

Fans’ View: C’mon you Boys in Blue (or black — your call, really)
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Fans’ View: C’mon you Boys in Blue (or black — your call, really)

One Union fan traces out his excited lead-up to opening day, laying out the good, the bad, and … the familiar.